Elder Abuse Prevention: Emerging Trends and Promising Strategies

  • ISBN 9780826103277

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This book describes what has been done and what remains to be done to prevent elder abuse, treat its effects, and ensure justice. It further addresses the broader need to fortify our long-term care, protective service, and legal systems to meet the new and imminent demands of a burgeoning elderly population.Nerenberg explores trends that have shaped or define practice in the field including the "criminalization" of elder abuse, the Supreme Court's Olmstead decision, an increasingly multicultural elderly population, and heightened understanding the "psychology of victimization.""Elder Abuse Prevention" describes: elder forensics centers; elder courts; family justice centers; elder shelters; new "hybrid" multidisciplinary teams; asset investigators; mass marketing fraud prevention; support groups for victims; restorative justice interventions; techniques to improve restitution; international initiatives; and, culturally specific outreach.
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